Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Officer

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 11, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Safety & Security
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the University Fire Safety Officer & Assistant Director of Occupational Health Services, the Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Officer will perform comprehensive safety and health inspections, surveys, audits, monitoring, and evaluations to determine compliance with EHS programs and OSHA regulations, including those that are very complex, and where extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements and hazard controls is necessary to make judgment calls on research and development applications, which do not fall into the traditional implementation. Handles most challenging assignments. Uses highly complex criteria, data collection, and interviewing techniques. Interprets and applies regulatory requirements and provides guidance to staff. Interviews observe and investigate workplaces for hazard identification, evaluation of risk, and recommendations on engineering and administrative controls and personal protective equipment. Documents findings and effectively communicates corrective and preventative measures to various levels of the campus community. Acts as subject matter expert to the campus community for assigned program areas. Coordinates, schedules, and performs industrial hygiene-related inspections and monitoring as needed or required to determine compliance with standards and OSHA regulations. Performs other duties as needed or required.

Required Qualifications

- An advanced degree in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, safety engineering, closely related discipline, or training and experience that is equivalent to an advanced degree.
- Experience working in a lead role as a safety specialist.
- Working knowledge of OSHA standards and the interpretations, technical principles, practices, and procedures used to comply with OSHA regulations and industry standards.
- Experience performing safety and health evaluations, audits, and inspections.
- Experience preparing technical reports and professional correspondence.
- Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
- Experience with Microsoft Office software.

Preferred Qualifications

- Working knowledge of industrial hygiene project design, evaluation, sampling, analysis, and remediation practices.
- Experience performing industrial hygiene-related evaluations and monitoring and the preparation of technical reports.
- Extensive experience performing safety audits and inspections in both construction and general industries.
- Certified Industrial Hygienist

Pay Band

AP Faculty

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$60,000 - $63,000

Review Date

August 25, 2021

(Posting will remain active until the position is filled; preference will be given to submissions received prior to review date.)

Additional Information

- Must be able to navigate stairs and ladders.
- Ability to lift 30 pounds unassisted.
- Must have an acceptable and safe driving record
- Must have a driver's license check
- Must be able to wear respiratory protection and must participate in the university medical surveillance program as needed or required.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Operations HR at opshr-g@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 11, 2021
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